It is a distinct honour for me to address the 13th summit of the economic cooperation organisation (eco). I extend to you all the heartfelt greetings of the Turkish Cypriot people.
Today, in this monumental building, we are taking a historical step on the way towards changing the destiny of the unfortunate Mediterranean island of Cyprus. I feel happy and privileged to be among those who are contributing to his important development.
I greet you all with love and respect on the 33rd anniversary of the TRNC.
As I always say, Turkish Cypriots and Greek Cypriots should see each other not as enemies but as future partners.
It is a matter of great privilege for me to address you today at a special occasion, paying tribute to a special man.
Speech by President Mustafa Akıncı during Hand Over Ceremony: